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After the successful launch of the AEGON 1 satellite, the boffins over at R&D have put together a satellite-boosting upper stage. They want us to test it by launching another AEGON satellite, but this time they want it in a polar, highly elliptical orbit. The Rhaegal booster with the upper stage inside the fairing. The upper stage is called the Moondancer, and it is loosely based off the real-life Briz-M, in that it has a cylindrical center tank and a drop-tank around the outside that is ejected when empty. Preparing for launch in 3... 2... 1... The upper stage has
After renting out a launch pad at the KSC, the ORIN Space Consortium are ready to test out their launch vehicle. This is the satellite that they will be launching, based on the AEGON satellite bus. It has batteries, solar panels, and some relay antennae so it can act as a CommSat. ORIN Space Consortium's initial launch vehicle, the Rhaegal booster (all of these are named after characters from A Song of Ice and Fire). The Rhaegal has two stages; the first is powered by six Mk-55 Thud engines, and the second by a Bobcat (the engine, not the feline). Commencing countdown.